Health watchdog has minor Haslingden concerns

A HEALTH watchdog has raised two minor concerns about a care home in Haslingden.

The Care Quality Commission made several positive comments about The Lindens, but said the Deardengate home needed to make improvements to residents’ care plans and the quality assurance arrangements.

The regulator said after a recent inspection: “We reviewed the care files for five people who used the service. We found care plans had not been updated to reflect the changing needs of people. We found some care files did not include risk assessments or risk management plans.

“We found there were insufficient systems in place to enable the provider to assess and monitor the quality and safety of the service.”

But the report summary added: “All the people who used the service told us they received good care.”

The home met four out of the six essential standards examined.

Manager Ragu Moddia said: “We are happy with the positive feedback from our inspection relating to our consent to care and treatment, staffing, complaints and the progress we have made to the cleanliness and infection control.

“We will be working to improve the areas identified.”

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